Complaint by Numbers

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2008
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I’m sitting on my couch, pretty far inot a bottle of wine, enjoying a Ghost Hunters special while talking with my friend Lisa (who, in Montreal, is watching the same special). I’m not really a paranormal buff, but this show (and Paranormal State) seems to suck me in.

I’m also mostly done with both the socks and slippers for Matt and my mother, and have begun knitting a sweater (Carolyn from Knitty).

I also made pumpking cupcakes with chocolate frosting. The cupcakes came from this recipe, and the chococlate was a simple buttercream. The cupcakes came out wonderfully! I have to admit, pumpkin might be one of my new favorite foods.

We had around 8 trick-or-treaters this year in three groups (two individuals, and then a group that piled into a minivan and drove around). This was a pretty high number for us. Fortunately, there are plenty of Reeses left for me, 🙂


Upcoming Projects

October 13, 2008
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I’ve begun making holiday gifts for everyone. Well, I’ve at least got some ideas and a few cast on stitches. So far, the list goes:

The Mr.: knit socks, several (by request) – I don’t know what pattern I’ll use. He’ll also get some more stuff, for being so special.

My mother: slippers, at least two pairs (again, a request) – Probably a modified version of the Fluffy Bunny Slippers from The Happy Hooker. I’m still thinking of a second gift for her. Mothers are hard to shop for!

My brother: Red Sox throw/Patriots pillow. The main parts of these are fleece, and I’m crocheting the borders. This should be relatively quick.

My father/stepmom: I have no idea. They are incredibly hard to buy/make for.

Cassie (the dog): she will get a fleecy blanket to lie down on. Yes, I make pet presents.

The kitties: I’m thinking of designing some sort of crocheted catnip pierogi thing.

The degus: another hammock for the to chew up and turn into a nest.

Pictures to come as I get these started!


I’m a little ashamed to admit this…

October 13, 2008
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…but, I really like Britney’s new song.


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